It's as easy as EPC? New Regs on Marketing particulars
This seems sensible as the whole rationale behind EPCs is to allow buyers and tenants to consider energy efficiency. The new EPC Regulations do not actually define "commercial media", but we expect this to be pretty wide and include newspapers and magazines, written particulars, and the internet. However, it is not 100% clear what is actually required. The asset rating should be the numerical rating given on the EPC, which is what the new Regulations say. However, the accompanying guidance in one place suggests that it is the alphabetical rating and in another place suggests that it is the graph on the front of the EPC (so both the numerical and the alphabetical rating)! As such we can't be sure that the Regulations correctly reflect the Government's intentions. Our advice is to stick with the usual practice of including the graph in the marketing particulars. That way, all bases are covered.
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